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“The Manzanar Fishing Club” Dinner and a Movie – Friday, dinner at 6 p.m., movie at 6:30 p.m. at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. $5/suggested dinner donation. (509) 534-7954.

Concert at Hamblen Park Presbyterian – Friday, 1 p.m. in the sanctuary at the church at 4102 S. Crestline St. Featuring performances by Jill Cathey, Kay Benson and Gail Belanger with a reception to follow. (509) 448-2909.

Co-ed Weekend Healing Retreat – Friday through Sunday with the Rev. Dan Wetzler and Deacon Jack Crandall at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Register in advance, $185/person, $280/couple, $100/commuters. (509) 448-1224 or

FourGiven Quartet CD Release Concert – Sunday, 6 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. Free general seating, donations appreciated. The group’s second release, “Grace for the Journey” will be available along with the 2012 initial recording, His From the Start. (509) 879-6670.

Jam for Bread – Sunday, 3 p.m. at Westminster Community United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St. Proceeds benefit Crosswalk Volunteers of America youth shelter. Includes performances by local acts Heather Villa with Brian Flick, Free Whiskey, and Spokane Area Youth Choirs. Vern Windham will be the emcee. Also featuring Brewing Hope Coffee and themed gift basket raffle. Tickets at the door: $10/Adults; $8/Students/Seniors; and $12/Families; $1/Raffle tickets. For further information, call (509) 624-1366.

Youth Group Mission Trip Silent Auction – Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. Proceeds help to support the church’s youth group mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico.  Free admission, childcare and food. Featuring more than 200 items donations. Proceeds support a mission team ministry that will build six homes for families with little to no shelter. (509) 747-1058 or

Fat Tuesday Jazz Mass – Tuesday, 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Mass composed by Dan Keberle, Whitworth professor of music, who will also play the trumpet. Featuring the church’s 50-voice choir and other jazz musicians. Guest preacher is the Rev. Janeen Steer, campus minister at Gonzaga University. Dessert will follow worship. (509) 747-6677.

Mardi Gras Party and Potluck – Tuesday, 5 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave. Ash Wednesday worship and Imposition of Ashes, 7 p.m. at the church. (509) 328-6280.

Imposition of Ashes Service – Ash Wednesday, 4 p.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave. A light soup and bread supper will follow.  (509) 326-1252.

“The Spirit of Sackcloth and Ashes” Day of Prayer – Ash Wednesday at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Rosary at 9 a.m. followed by two conferences, confessions, Mass and lunch. The day will close with Adoration at 3 p.m. Speaker is Bishop William Skylstad. $35/each, $45/use of private room. Register at or (509) 448-1224.

Ash Wednesday Worship and Communion – Wednesday, noon and 7 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 327-4446.


Fig Tree “Deepening Our Roots” Benefit Breakfast and Lunch – RSVP by March 7 for the breakfast March 12, 7:15 a.m. and lunch March 14 at 11:45 a.m. at Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free, donations appreciated. Proceeds benefit the Fig Tree ministry. (509) 535-1813.

Foundations of Shin Buddhism Classes – Free Sunday study classes March 9 and 30, April 13, May 4 and 25, and June 8 and 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Christian Heritage School Benefit Auction and Rummage Sale – March 15, rummage sale from 7-10 a.m. in the elementary school gym at Christian Heritage School, 48009 Ida Ave. in Edwall. Silent auction begins at 8 a.m. in the high school gym with live auction to follow at noon. All proceeds benefit the school. Childcare, breakfast, lunch and snacks available. (509) 236-2224 or at

Game Day Lunch – RSVP by March 15 for the event March 19, noon-3 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, 4420 N. Jefferson St. $6/each. (509) 446-4260.

“The Great Outdoors” Auction – March 15, 6-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 4224 E. Fourth Ave. Free admission, proceeds benefit continued Christian education programs for grades K-8. (509) 868-7207.


Central Baptist Church – Sunday schedule includes breakfast, 9 a.m. followed by adult class and Sunday school at 9:30 and Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Coffee hour at 12:15 p.m. Call the church to arrange transportation, Adult Bible study on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Prayer Circle Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Sewing Circle fourth Thursday of each month at the church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Spokane Inter-Faith Council – Meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at Center For Spiritual Living, 2825 E. 33rd Ave. (509) 534-1011.

Help for Homeless Meal Prep – Help is needed each Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. Volunteers will prep sandwiches, cookies and chips for weekly lunch distribution to the homeless. Donations of sandwich type cookies, baggies, snack size bags of chips and bottled water are appreciated. (509) 328-9310.

Buddhist Teachings and Meditation Practices – Fridays, 7-8 p.m. with the Ven. Geshe Thupten Phelgye, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, at Saranac Building, 25 W. Main Ave.  Spokane. Contact Lori at:

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Feed Medical Lake Free Meal – Each second Monday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.

To include church news in this column, please submit items at least two weeks in advance and include a contact phone number to publish. Send to Sherry Adkins by email at, or by fax at (208) 765-7149, phone (208) 765-7120.


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